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Relay for Life: Still building hope after 18 years

June 4, 2015
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Last weekend Southington hosted its 18th year Relay For Life.  Fifty Four Teams participated this year in effort to raise funds for the fight against cancer.  The relay raised a total of $100,000.  Crowns for the Cure lead the way, with their team, raising over $14,000.  Photos by:  Tammi Naudus

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Southington competes at Irv Black Invitational

May 15, 2015
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The Southington track teams competed against a strong field at the Irv Black Invitational in New Britain on Friday, May 8 and Saturday, May 9. Sean Garrison battles for position in the 3200m.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Blue Knights outdoor track and field team competed in the 10th annual Irv Black Invitational on Friday, May 8 and Saturday, May 9 at Veterans’ Stadium inside Willowbrook Park in New Britain. The Knights qualified two male athletes for the Class LL State Meet. Vincent Zhang (2:03.94) qualified for the…

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Jr. queens crowned Sunday

May 5, 2015
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By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR A new crew of representatives for the Junior Miss Southington pageant were crowned on Sunday afternoon at the Aqua Turf. The top royalty for this year’s fund raiser for Southington Community Services and the Connecticut Children’s Medical Center were Melissa Michaud, who received a $500 scholarship as Southington’s Outstanding Miss,…

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The Wanna-Bee’s Can’t “Bee” Beat!

May 5, 2015
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On April 30th Southington High School auditorium buzzed with competitive spirit.  The fifth annual Southington Education Foundation spelling bee went another round this year.  School staff, students, committee members, and area organizations willingly dressed in costumes to prove their spelling knowledge in some friendly competition.  This years winners, John Zimmerman, Joe Peccerillo, and Dave Pestillo (known as “The Wanna Bees”) went home,…

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Blue Knight wrestlers commit to next level

May 1, 2015
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Blue Knight coach Derek Dion surveys his senior trio as they commit to wrestle at the next level during a ceremony on April 24 at the high school. From left, Zach Bylykbashi, Shawn Devin, and Zack Murillo.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Three Southington Blue Knights wrestlers signed their college letters of intent at the high school to wrestle at the next level. On Friday, April 24, Zack Murillo, Zach Bylykbashi, and Shawn Devin committed to grapple for four more years. “Really, the story of all three of them starts with the parents…

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Southington Chamber Celebrates Totally 80’s Style

April 28, 2015
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The Southington Chamber held its annual meeting last Saturday.  Many awards were given to people of the community.  Guests took part in a silent auction and raffles.  The theme of the dinner was the 80’s.  Some guest came in clothing celebrating the decade.   Photos by:  Tammi Naudus  

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Newest Relay for Life royalty crowned

April 26, 2015
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by MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR The American Cancer Society has some new faces to represent its cause throughout the town of Southington as the annual Relay for Life grows closer. On Friday night at Plantsville Elementary School, the second annual Miss and Mr. Southington Relay for Life pageant was held. The event was a fund…

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Community Sponsorship Awards are seeking applications

April 11, 2015
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NEW BRITAIN—Organizers of community events in Berlin, New Britain, Plainville and Southington slated to take place between July 1 and Dec. 31 are encouraged to apply today for the final round of 2015 funding through the Community Sponsorship Awards program offered by the Community Foundation of Greater New Britain. Applications are due Friday, May 1.…

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Passion Play at St. Thomas School

March 30, 2015
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The 37th Annual Passion Play is performing at St. Thomas  School auditorium. The school is located at 99 Bristol Street in Southington. The dates  are March 28th through April 1st and April 3rd. All  performances start at 7:30pm. Tickets are free and are available while they last. A free will  donation is appreciated. For more information check web…

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Police catch 3 stores selling alcohol to minors

March 17, 2015
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On March 14, the Southington Police Department conducted an investigation of local stores to determine if alcoholic beverages were being sold to area youth. Officers, in conjunction with the State of CT Liquor Commission Agents and the STEPS Coalition, conducted “off” premises compliance checks on alcohol sales in the Town of Southington. According to a…

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